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Parents in the Know Podcast Episode 10 – Do Dummies Really Suck?
Do Dummies Really Suck?
This is the 10th episode of my podcast for parents and families who want to be in the know about major parenting concerns and issues. Do Dummies Really Suck is the topic under discussion today.
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Today’s episode focuses on dummies, also known as pacifiers, bo-bos, and all manner of other names. Those great pieces of plastic and rubber which soothe a crying baby and bring much craved peace to sleep deprived parents. But they sure do have a bad rap.
Dummies or pacifiers are designed to soothe a crying or unsettled baby, and there’s no question that they certainly do the job. However, despite this obvious benefit, many parents feel guilty about using dummies, or put up with a lot of stress, crying and unhappy babies rather than ‘succumb.’ It’s almost as if they think of themselves as bad parents if they resort to using a tool which works!
Today’s show explores the myths and facts around dummy use – are they really bad for babies or toddlers, and in what way? Are they OK to use, and for how long? Could it be there are even benefits to using a dummy? Today on Parents in the Know.
In the next episode of Parents in the Know we’re veering away from our usual format as I am very lucky to have a special guest to talk to us. David White is the founder of the Authentic Wellness Movement. Next week on Parents in the Know.
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